Some files were walking about in peace, when suddenly they started screaming:
– Watch out, watch out! /bin/dd is coming!
One of the files then said:
– I’m not afraid, I’m /dev/null !
The file stood alone as /bin/dd came closer. Finally, the program stood inode to inode with its enemy:
– You’re doomed!
– Don’t you know who I am? You can’t touch me!
There was a long silence, and then /bin/dd said with a dark voice:
– dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda
(This is based on the ex theme from circles of mathematics – don’t say I didn’t warn you. (Apparently this is before the era of udev. On an additional note, no binaries were harmed in this excercise as they were located on a different drive.))